Consultation starts on new school’s admissions policy

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Consultation starts on new school’s admissions policy

Work is progressing on the new St John Henry Newman Catholic Primary School, set to open in Peterborough in September 2022, and the Diocese of East Anglia is now consulting on proposed admission arrangements in its first year of opening.

The school will be the first state-funded Catholic school in England for more than 10 years and will be run by the Diocese of East Anglia.

When full, the school will have 630 pupils and will be located at Aqua Drive, Hampton Water, Peterborough. Initially it will open to reception, year 1 and year 2 pupils.

Architect’s drawings show what the school will look like and construction on site is due to begin in July 2021.

The Diocese is consulting until February, 19, 2021 on the proposed admission arrangements. The details of these arrangements are set out in the policy below.

Feedback on these admission arrangements can be made by emailing or by writing to The Schools’ Service, Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia, The White House, 21 Upgate, Poringland, Norwich, NR14 7SH.

Determination of the admission arrangements will be made by February 28, 2021.

You can read the full admissions policy on the link below.

Admissions Policy

Visit the school’s new website

Meanwhile, plans for building St John Henry Newman School are going ahead as expected.  A planning application will soon be submitted to the City Council and further information about this can be found at It is anticipated that building work will start in the summer 2021 with the school opening in September 2022. In the meantime any new information or progress on the new school will be posted on its website at

Pictured above is an architect’s representation of the new school, courtesy of DLA Architecture.